Re: [asa] morals/ethics (was: Francis Collins shows mild signs of dementia, NA snark)

From: John Burgeson (ASA member) <>
Date: Wed Oct 21 2009 - 13:47:27 EDT

Bernie wrote: "Christians will assert Atheists and Christians are
both human, both have free will, both have complex inner blends of
good and evil, and both must look to external sources of morality if
they want to do good rather than evil. Most atheists and
materialists will deny this assertion.

Please note the cultural left will also deny this assertion. That
doesn't mean cultural leftists are atheists or materalists, but it
does mean they will defend roughly the same set of principles. "

As one who generally thinks himself to be on the "cultural left," and
one who definitely defends that set of princples, I am interested in
the source for your puzzling claim. It might be true of some, of
course, but it does not fit those of my acquaintance.

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